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Subchapter 6. Elevator Safety Orders
Article 15. Special Access Lifts
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§3093.11. Car Doors and Gates.

(a) Car doors or gates are required. They shall protect the entire car entrance and be constructed of solid material.

(1) Material shall be non-perforated.

(2) Scissor gates are prohibited.

(b) Power opening, where used for car doors and gates, shall conform to the requirements of subsection 3022(b)(1). Power closing, where used for car doors and gates, shall conform to the requirements of subsections 3022(c), 3022(d), and 3022(e).

(c) Power opening and power closing of car doors or gates shall be required for special access elevators installed after Sept. 28, 2001.

(d) Every car door or gate shall be provided with an electric contact conforming to the requirements of subsection 3034(d)(2). The design of the car door or gate electric contacts shall be such that, for a sliding door or gate, the car cannot move unless the door or gate is within 2 in. (51 mm) of the fully closed position. If the door or gate swings outward to open, the car door or gate must be closed and locked before the car can move.

(e) The distance between the hoistway enclosure opposite the car entrance and the car gate shall not exceed 5 inches.

(Title 24, Part 7, Section 7-3093.11)


Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New section filed 7-22-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 36).

2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 8-29-2001; operative 9-28-2001 (Register 2001, No. 35).

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